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Mount Palmerston
Mount Palmerston (Map)
SS Locations Mount Palmerston Map.png
Mount Palmerston (Gazetteer)
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Located in Palmerston's Reach
Ports Port Palmerston
Shops SS breadsmall.png Daily Bread

SS digsmall.png Malebolge Excavations

Shipyard No
Data ID 138473

Mount Palmerston. It lies on the Palmerston's Reach and is an island with a volcano, fire and brimstone, lots of brimstone.

Port description[]

Brimstone. Always brimstone.

Port interactions[]

SS Interactions Mount Palmerston.png Mount Palmerston[]

Location description[]

Sullen lights glow green at the jetty's edge. Behind the port buildings, the island is is knee-deep in ash. There are ruins here and there, of houses destroyed by fire. Far above, the mountain's top flickers red: just for an instant.

Interactions[]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Explore the island

Tangles of thorned scrub climb the rocky slopes of the volcano. There are ruins here and there, of houses destroyed by fire.

A vista

The zee opens out beneath a high cliff -

A shape hurries up the path to you

"Excuse me - excuse me - juzzt a moment of your time - "

Running water

Fresh water! A welcome sound -

Engage an Officer: the Merciless Modiste

“Ah, yes, you will do nicely. I need a ship, dear heart, and I rather flatter myself that you need me.”


Welcome aboard!

The Modiste neither packs lightly nor suffers fools gladly. "One scratch! One solitary scratch on my steamer trunks from you snivelling little homunculi and I take the whole blessed lot of you apart at the seams!"

She turns back, her lips curling into a smile. "As I was saying, Captain, you really must try to take the waters here before our cruise. Most invigorating, brimstone."

Game note: The Merciless Modiste is a First Officer who increases Iron, Veils and Hearts.

Take note of a veiled woman

A middle-aged woman in a veiled hat is staring at you, waiting for you to notice and listen to her.


The Imperious Sister's Tale

She begins commandingly, as though you had met at a Salon in London, as though there were no burning mountain at her back and as though you were socially just a little her inferior.

"Thank goodness, someone who might help me!" she says. "I have been searching everywhere -- my brother is troubled, you see, troubled by some past difficulties. I came to Mount Palmerston because I thought possibly they had his... well, his Soul!" She drops her voice to a whisper on the last words. "But it isn't here. And now there's something else I must try, and you have a Zubmarine!"

Triggers event: SS aigulgaz.png Receiving a commission from the Imperious Sister

Chat to the port-folk about the Brimstone Convention

There was a revolution in Hell: and the aristocracy of devils fled here. Here, they plot in exile.

A shrug and a curse

“They don't do us any harm. They stay up there, and we stay down here. If Hell's fighting itself, that's good for us all, isn't it?”

Bring the Port Report to The Admiralty Survey Office in London for +1 x Admiralty's Favour and +40 x Echo.
Deliver your smuggled souls

A hooded figure with a lantern waits at the far end of the quay.

A hurried exchange

You give the hooded shape a sign of recognition. It hisses the reply you expected. You hand over the crate, and receive a chitty marked with thief-sign...

Game note: You'll receive the promised remuneration in London.

A hurried exchange

You give the hooded shape a sign of recognition. It hisses the reply you expected. You hand over the crate, and receive a chitty marked with thief-sign...

Game note: You'll receive the promised remuneration in London.
Find your contact

You have a rendezvous in the ruined granary up on the headland, where the last generation of farmers died in the volcano's flames.

Hello, hello. I have zomething for you -

A cowled and buzzing shape clasps your elbow. It whispers in your ear. Its breath is lava and old brass, and a queasy vibration shudders through you where its gloved appendage has taken hold. You have what you came for. Back aboard ship, quickly. Your vision blurs. Perhaps you are unwell.

Hello, my zoulless friend.

A cowled and buzzing shape clasps your elbow. It whispers in your ear. Its breath is lava and old brass, and a queasy vibration shudders through you where its gloved appendage has taken hold. You have what you came for, and something more - nasty, barbed little details about sin and time.

Put a blemmigan ashore

Surely it'll flourish here?

Mushroom songs

The blemmigan bounces happily up the pumice slopes, warbling as it goes. That warbling is answered as it climbs higher. There are already blemmigans here, somewhere...

Dig among the ruins

Perhaps the villagers left valuables behind. You could pick over their remains to see what you might find. (You ghoul.)

Failed event
Emptiness

The creases of your palms are grey with ash. Your crew coughs incessantly. You have found nothing but ruined fields and empty shelves.

Rare failed event (50%)
A diary of dreams

One wall of a barn still stands. Someone has gouged words into it, in one of the lesser alphabets of Hell - an account of a dream of the Usurper Sun, of its gear-teeth sunk deep into the roots of time, of its servants in robes of gold and amber, of its beauty and its lies.

Successful event
A crimson cache

In a dry well choked with ash behind a shattered farmhouse, you find two casks of zzoup. Emergency supplies, or hidden treasure? No one will ever return for them.

Rare successful event (50%)
A cellarful of bones

How many of them died down here? You could bury them in the ash, but they're so choked and jumbled, you might as well leave them here below. The whole island is the unholiest imaginable ground, anyway. At least you have souvenirs. Three grinning skulls and a carven crooked-cross.

Triggered interactions[]

These only trigger when you are docked in Mount Palmerston.

SS Interactions Go up to the crater.png Go up to the crater[]

See Go up to the crater page.

This interaction appears if you have the following:

SS Interactions The Wistful Deviless.png The Wistful Deviless[]

See The Wistful Deviless page.

This interaction appears if you have the following:

Gallery[]

Mount Palmerston shops
Daily BreadMalebolge Excavations
Shops
Arcade of SighsBultitude's House of VisionCaminus YardsCarrow's Naval SurplusDahut ExchangeDaily BreadDearly DepartedDockside MarketFire in the BellyFortune & FortuneHarbour ProvisionersHollow TempleHouse of HarmsHouse of HarvestsHouse of MilksHouse of PleasuresHull-harvestJonah's EndLicensed ExchangeLow ChurchMalebolge ExcavationsMrs Plenty's Shipside ProvisionersPeleghast's PostPortentumRed Stallion PublishingRequisitionsSapphire ExchangeStonemarketTemple of LaboursThe Arrant LimpetThe Charnel LoungeThe Fisher of DawnThe Hunter's CageThe Iron & Misery CompanyThresholdTraveller's FriendUncle Ankle's Lean PlaceWind-Come-CallingWolfstack Exchange
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